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Using lunar energy

Recent posts on astrology and tarot dealt with some pretty large-scale issues having to do with societal planets and national issues of health care. Let’s look now at something much closer to home – lunar energy. The moon is something we all can directly feel, and it’s energies fluctuate constantly. The Moon rules our emotional selves, and provides our connection to where we feel at home, security, nurturing, and our intuition.

These emotional energies have a great deal to do with how we react to things on a daily basis. Some days we feel more grounded than others, or more directed, or apathetic, or unstable. This has a lot to do with what sign the moon is in, as well as its phase. Throughout the course of a year, the combination of the two will never be the same, and in addition to its monthly cycle, the moon changes sign approximately every 2 and a half days.

People do react differently to the moon in different signs, depending on what sign their own moon is in, but there are some general similarities. If you follow the moon cycles over time, you can learn how you react to them, and when you’re likely to be irritable or calm. For example, I have trouble with Cancer moons if there is anything emotional going on – it’s like a doubling of my native Cancer moon. I’ve learned that if I seem to be crying for no reason or reacting overly emotionally, it’s probably a cancer moon. I never try to tackle an important emotional conversation during that time. Fortunately, I won’t have long to wait before the cheerful Leo energy arrives.

I keep a little desktop application on my computer called Lunabar that constantly tells me what sign and phase the moon is in, because I like to know what it’s doing, and here in the rainy Pacific NW, I can’t always see it. As a mediator, I deal a lot with people’s feelings and emotional selves, so it helps me to know what kind of energies are operating on any given day.

Let’s look at today – the Moon is in Libra, and is waning to its last, smallest sliver before the new moon. Right now, our emotional selves want everything to be in balance. Harmony, beauty, and comfort make us feel good, and we want to be on good terms with others. The waning moon is a good time to let go of something from the previous cycle, to release yesterday’s news, and to tie up loose ends before the next dark moon. If you’ve already done these things, then the Libra moon will tell you to relax and enjoy life – you’ve earned it.

On a practical note for me, this might be a good time to do a divorce mediation, because the parties would be more likely to value harmony in their relationships and the energy would be right to facilitate reaching closure and starting over. They would value an equitable division of resources and would be more willing to give and take than if the moon was in, say, Aries – which is all about me – or Cancer, which would tend to be very emotional. Libra is able to keep a certain amount of emotional detachment, which is helpful in this situation.

A business meeting might be good for the same reasons – it would be a good time to finish up contracts that were equitable and fair, on good terms. You would want this to be something you’d been working on that was mostly done, and you were just putting the finishing touches on it. Trying to do something difficult or complicated right now, or to start a big new cycle, might meet with some resistance. It’s not time for that yet, as the new moon has not yet arrived. People might not feel like working that hard – there’s a certain dissipation of emotional energy as the dark moon arrives. The energy in the meeting would likely be more toward finishing up easy, noncontroversial items. These are just a few examples from my everyday working life of how the moon affects what I do.


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October 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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